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Kyle Weiland

RHP | AstrosHOU
Kyle Weiland
Name: Kyle Edward Weiland
Born: Sep 12, 1986 in Albuquerque, N.M. USA
College: Notre Dame
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (108th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2008 (signed for $322,000)
Weiland has a good chance to go in the first three rounds as a reliever, but he might be starting for Notre Dame if he hadn't fallen and broken his collarbone the December before his sophomore season. After he saved 16 games as a freshman, the Fighting Irish ticketed him for their rotation in 2007. However he had a hard time making the transition to starting while recovering from the injury. Weiland enjoyed immediate success after returning to the bullpen, where he could focus on his 91-94 mph fastball and 80-82 mph slider. He owns school records for single-season and career (25) saves. The slider gives him a second plus pitch at times, though he can fall in love with it too much. Six-foot-3 and 180 pounds, he throws strikes but sometimes battles the location of his pitches in the zone. Weiland's stuff was down slightly a month before the draft, and he hit three batters in one inning against Pittsburgh.
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